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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by iamjacksbrain (2851) on 2002.03.17 0:00 (#6064)
    The two of his that I have have a couple of things that make the multipages of code, that he lists easier to digest and comprehend.

    1. First lots of white space

    2. The code is well factored.

    a. It is broken down into subcomponents

    b. It builds of previously explained code.

    c. He shows you six different ways to do the same thing(like create a window), but when you are done, you know all of the ways to do it.

    True his books are 1,000+ pages, and are designed so that you type all of the code in, but I personally find that I learn the material better by typing it and working through it.

    (One of the problems that I had with the Perl cookbook (sorry) was that at times, new things just appeared in one of the recipies, and I would go running through the book to try and find how this or that worked. )